Post # 1
I’m debating on whether I should opt for a dummy cake to save on costs of a real cake. Could people tell the difference or did you cut/not cut the cake with a real layer? Wondering what the pricing is for a dummy cake vs a real cake.
Looking for this type of style:
Post # 3
Kind of wondering about this too. Bump!
Post # 4
We are having a completely fake cake, cutting a small cake, and serving sheet cake. As for the pricing, the cost is no different for the fake cake vs. a real one. The bulk of what you’re paying for is the decorations, and a baker will spend the same amount of time decorating whether its real or fake. We opted to go with the fake cake because we are doing a dessert table, and cake tables tend to get messy when the cake is served. 🙂
Post # 5
@kalixti: Do you mind me asking how much your fake cake cost? Or a picture of it?
Post # 6
my friend had a completely styrofoam cake, it was beautifuk and CHEAP! She just pretended to cut it for the picture, they had a real piece of cake behind the cake to feed to each other. Then they served sheet cake – tastes better too!
Edit: her cake was about $200 i think
Post # 7
@j-adore01: My wedding is in November, so I can only show you my inspiration picture. I will also preface what we’re paying by saying that cake was a priority for me, and the design along with the particular baker we chose is what lead to the higher pricetag of $1,500. We looked at several other bakers who also do the fake cakes and could do them for less $$ for a less complex design/less gumpaste flowers, etc.
This is my inspiration picture. The green tiers will be royal purple, the patterned tier will be silver foil, and the gumpaste flowers will be ombre purple.
Post # 8
Our baker told us that it wouldnt save us any money for a dummy cake… They are very proud of their flavors… haha…
Post # 10
Yeah I wanted a dummy cake. But it ended up being way more once I had to purchase the sheet cakes. But I am able to get a grooms cake and 5 tier wedding cake all for the price of a dummy cake. And have way more flavors.
Post # 11
Dummy cakes ended up costing quite a bit based on the 3 bakers we went to. We wanted 2 fake tiers and it was $150 (for the fake tiers alone). I couldnt believe it and that wasnt with decorations. We are just having a two tier cake now. It wasnt worth it to us.
Post # 12
I don’t get it – so you have this ‘fake-cake’ just for a show? For a decoration? Because you are ‘supposed’ to have a tall fancy cake? I don’t understand?
Post # 13
For me, the only reason why I would want it is because I want to save money and not spend $800+ on a pretty wedding cake. I just finished talking to a place that said they could do it for $150, 3 tiers fake and one tier real (to cut into) then we’re going to get cheaper slabs to serve to guests. I think we’ll most likely go this route.
Post # 14
We are having a 3 tier cake with only the middle tier being real cake. Everything else will be covered foam. The plan was to go with sheet cakes of the same flavor/icing as the middle tier of our cake BUT now I’m rethinking and kind of want a candy/dessert bar instead of sheet cakes.
Post # 15
We are having a 4 tier cake with the top three are going to be fake. We are also having a grooms cake. The bottom layer plus the groom’s cake will be enough when you consider food and edible favors. This option was WAY cheaper than an all real cake.
Post # 16
We had a fake cake with one real wedge inserted and iced over for us to cut. Then they served sheet cake (which was delicious!). It wasn’t something we chose – it’s just the way the hotel always does it, and we used their baker. It was fine, I’m not sure anyone noticed or cared.
It certainly wasn’t cheap – $12/slice. Most of the work is the decorating.